Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Microwave and Communications Systems research group at the University of Manchester
Professor of Engineering and presenter of the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES: Sparks Will Fly!
Prof Danielle George is Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and a Professor in the Microwave and Communications Systems research group at the University of Manchester. She completed her BSc in Astrophysics, MSc in Radio Astronomy at The Victoria University of Manchester based at Jodrell Bank Observatory, and her PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with UMIST. She worked at Jodrell Bank Observatory as a senior Radio Frequency Engineer until 2006 when she took up a lectureship post in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. She was awarded a Professorship earlier this year at the age of 38.
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Being involved in the ESA Planck Spacecraft. Knowing your work is part of a telescope floating in Space is an awesome feeling.
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wasn’t sure but something in research and applied physics.
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I can’t imagine it but whatever it was I’d be changing things.
What's your favourite food?
Traditional Sunday lunch cooked by my husband. Gravy by my Mam.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Abseiled forwards down a waterfall.